find the latest legal job
Monash University Director Workplace Relations
Category: Industrial Relations and Employment Law | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· Exceptional senior leadership role
View details
Personal Injury Lawyer - Melbourne Eastern Suburbs - 2-5 years PAE
Category: Personal Injury Law | Location: Lilydale VIC 3140
· Fulfilling role as part of a small team in a positive workplace
View details
Legal Counsel
Category: Banking and Finance Law | Location: Sydney CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney NSW
· In-house opportunity · Be part of our engine for success in a high growth business
View details
Trainer/Assessor Diploma of Legal Services
Category: Other | Location: Liverpool NSW 2170
· 3 Days Per Week · 9am - 4pm
View details
Corporate and Commercial Partner
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: Adelaide SA 5000
· Adelaide CBD · Join a leading Adelaide commercial law firm
View details
Macquarie man gets on board with ACICA

Macquarie man gets on board with ACICA

The head of litigation at the Macquarie Group, Craig Pudig, has been appointed to the board of Australia’s foremost commercial dispute resolution body.

Pudig’s appointment as a director and the 29th board member of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) is an acknowledgement of the increasing number of disputes in the global financial sector.

“ACICA is currently developing a dispute resolution scheme that will target major retail banks, domestic and offshore investment banks, insurance companies and large wealth management organisations,” said ACICA president and Clayton Utz partner Doug Jones. “Craig’s experience will be an added addition to that work.”

Prior to joining the Macquarie Group in 2008, Pudig (pictured) was a colleague of Jones at Clayton Utz, and the firm’s Sydney managing partner for six years.

Pudig told Lawyers Weekly that personal connection with Jones was an important factor in his decision to join the ACICA board.

“I have a very high regard for Doug and that was one of the factors that I took into account when accepting the position.”

Pudig initially joined Macquarie in an investment banking role, but has been the company’s head of litigation for almost two years. During that time he has overseen a number of high-profile matters, including proceedings brought against Macquarie following the collapse of Storm Financial in 2009.

In June, Pudig was one of a number of high-profile panellists at the Commercial Dispute Resolution – The 2020 Vision conference sponsored by Lawyers Weekly, Gilbert + Tobin and The Trillium Group.

Despite his title as the head of litigation, at the conference, Pudig expressed his preference to use alternate dispute resolution and to settle matters.

“I have never ever been involved in any sort of case either as poacher or gamekeeper when someone has come to us to mediate and I have thought they are weak,” he said.

Other panellists included the NSW chief justice Tom Bathurst QC and Tom Howe QC, chief counsel, dispute resolution, with the Australian Government Solicitor.

Pudig’s appointment to the ACICA Board is for three years.

Other board members include Michael Kirby, Clifford Chance partner Tim Grave, Malcolm Holmes QC and Angela Bowne SC.

Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network